Fabien Compère took his idea and put it into action. Under the name Zouzoucar, he developed an app that facilitates networking among parents and alerts them to parallel journeys being made by others. After having done some preliminary work in France, the project was given the finishing touches in September at the Volkswagen Incubator in Dresden. “We are already on the market in France and are now starting a test phase in Germany,” says Fabien Compère. The Zouzoucar app can be thought of as a carpool centre. Parents let others know when, for instance, they will be taking their child to violin or ballet lessons and offer others the opportunity to catch a ride. Not everyone, though. “An important aspect of our app is that parents themselves decide with whom to partner up and to entrust their children.” As with Facebook, friend requests would be sent when needed, creating small micro-networks of five to six people, says Compère, whose app is now already being used by 500 parents in France.